Grateful Dead Live at Shea's Buffalo Theater on 1979-01-20
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
A previous digitization of this show was found to have digital errors (clicks and ticks), thus the redo.
- 2004-03-26 10:16:53
- AUD > MC > DAT > CD NAK 700's > Sony TC-D5M from the 6th row center, mics very high up on pole
- Buffalo, NY
- Taped by
- Jerry Moore
- Transferred by
- Mark Cohen, Noah Weiner
- Shea's Buffalo Theater
Subject: Freshman year (78-79)@ RIT
Subject: should been there...
Subject: A strange trip
Subject: First Show Dosed to the Gills!
Subject: Moore's Mics (this night at least)
Check out Gans' interviews with Moore (and Bertrando and Glassberg) at the link below, which I stumbled upon last year after reading about Jerry Moore's passing (RIP, thanks for recording and sharing all that you did...).
On another note, Shea's is still a gorgeous venue. I saw a sweet Phil Lesh and Friends show there in Nov 2002. Furthur played there in Feb 2010 as well...
Subject: Twin D
Subject: A Night to Remember
Subject: A+ sound and no Donna!
Subject: My 1st Show
Subject: Sweetest Peggy-O solo I have ever heard
Add this solo to best jerry moments thread I started a few months ago
Subject: Horribly over-rated show
So here's what you've got:
1.) A *magnificent* aud recording
2.) A crap Dark Star
3.) An otherwise totally lackluster performance, that if it wasn't for the two previous conditions, would have drifted into well-deserved obscurity 27 years ago a la 1/21, 1/14, etc.
Subject: The Forever beautiful Shea's
Imagine getting totally psychedelic in the Shea's during Dar Star (lucky fools). The show isn't on par with venue, just looking at set list and venue I thought Jerry was going to pull out the sweetest Peggy-O- and a smokin over the top Jack-a-Roe in this intimate gorgeous venue but not the case. There are some brillant moments like All Over Now and Other One has some nice guitar work. No secret but, Fall is where its at for 1979. If this show was near end of Oct. it probably would have been one of those out of this world interstellar cosmic nights. Although some of there best shows seem to be in venues not so assuming like old hockey areans, Unv. gym's and War Mem. type places.
The Winterland was an old ice skating areana collectivley some of the best shows ever played.
If you not familiar and want a good example of this check out Spring 1983 4-12, 13th and 15th.
As far as this show
3 for show
5 for venue
~Round up for Dark Star in a mind blowing setting its a 4.
Subject: Saved from Complete Obscurity by 30 minutes of Bliss
No Donna tonight.
1st Set: Well, why not repeat "Promised?" Jerry's work here is fragilly pleasing tho this is Not the roaring version I wanted to write about. "Sugaree" is a snoozer unless you're a fan of Garcia's quiet Verrry mellow solos. Thankfully, the final chorus gets a head of steam. "El Paso" is a nice call. "Peggy" is stabdard. Jerry's having fun outshining his band mebers on "All Over Now." Wow, the lack of variance in Billy & Mickey's work is frustrating. Saliva is probably dribbling from Keith right about now because there's not a peep to be heard from his piano. "Jack" & "NMB" pass without remark. Boy, how I long to hear the new arrangement versus this earthbound version. "Stagger" continues the blandness tho Weir meekly tries to add life with his slide. It's akin to the highest pitched canary. "Jack" is decent to end this subpar set.
2nd Set: Yep, eh, another "Miracle" to start us out. Into a weak clap-along "Bertha." "Good Lovin", good riddens. "Loser" in this meek capacity actually rings true. "Estimated," seriously, it's like a two-man band. No offense to Lesh, but he's pretty low in the mix and my current set-up is not overemphasizing bass. Finally, a moment of interest...There's some nice ethereal Jerry noodling which eases its way into "OO." "Drums" This twenty minute period of music drifts delicately downstream; it's all very poetically pastoral. Typical Bobby, rudely ruining this euphoria by bringing us back down for a mellow tho pleasing "NFA." Well, that is til the nail hits the blackboard aka bobby attempting a slide solo. Mercifully, it ends soon enough and we're comforted by the familiar opening licks of 'Magnolia.' A cheery, easy-going version that appropriately closes this baby out. Well, that is Not until we appreciate the day. Thankfully, "Saturday" is the encore because Bobby succeeds at destroying his voice for the evening, a stupid move considering the chilled-out vibe of the whole night.
Subject: Another great show from bygone days
Being able to listen three decades later I only wish that when I was there I was paying better attention. Thanks Archive org, for letting me hear what I must have missed for whatever unnamed reasons.
Subject: A Perennial favorite
Subject: a cold night in buffalo...........
Subject: Nice recording, uneven show
Subject: In response to previous comment
As a side note, this is regarded as one of the better shows on this winter tour. I highly recommend it.
Subject: source rig info ?
Also, was Jerry M borrowing some Nak700's for this show? I didn't think he had those mics.
Anyone know for certain?
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